Saturday, September 19, 2009

Another Decoupaged Masterpiece


As promised I finished my wood box with the hinged lid that was part of my Goodwill junk from earlier in the week. Another reason why I like blogging is that is makes me finish what I started! Anyway, remember this box.....a bit too nautical for me....and you know how I love to decoupage. It was perfect for my next decoupage project and I have lots of black and white papers left over from my last project and there is something about that harlequin pattern that I can't seem to get enough of.



Here it is before....


I gave the box 3 coats of black acrylic craft paint.



The box is indented on the lid and on the front where the pictures of the ships used to be so I cut out two pieces of the black and white harlequin paper to fit each indentation. Then I decoupaged them on by painting Mod Podge in the indentations, painted glue on the back of the paper, and then slowly adhered the paper to the box with a top coat of the Mod Podge.






Next I added another one of the many white porcelain cabinet door knobs that I had left over from when I re-did the cabinet doors in my laundry room. (Click on Laundry Room to take a look at that project.) I had to add a painted matchbox to act as a "washer" for the screw of the knob and it is on the inside of the box helping the knob stay secure. I painted it black to blend in to the inside of the box. I used a drill to get a clean hole in the the center of the top of the box the thread the knob through. This is very similar to the cardboard box that I decoupaged earlier this summer. Click here to take a look at it if you missed it. (Black and White Decoupage Box Project) And that is it.

Here is is before:


And here it is after:


Remember how these all looked when I brought them home from the Goodwill??



And now take a look. Good things come in threes!


7 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They all look fabulous, Lisa! I can't find the black and white harlequin pattern paper at my Michael's craft store. They have every black and white design except that one! Can I ask ~ where did you find yours? I have a box I'm going to do with black and white papers; I had hoped to incorporate the harlequin.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Kathy, I just sent you an email but for anyone else out there who had the same question....Hobby Lobby has the best selection of Black and White decorative papers. I saw a black and white toile there yesterday along with some stripe and a vintage looking butterfly pattern Good Luck!

~Country Lady~ said...

Great, great, super great!! Love your work. So much better. Thanks for sharing.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Fabulous!

Kathy said...

Hey Lisa! Love all your GW redos's...we have a lot in common in the spray paint dept!!! Enjoyed your cheese post too! Thanks for stopping by, as it brought me to your place here...will be watching you, stop back again, loved having you, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North mornings...

prof en retraite said...

Hi Lisa! I love your decoupaged box! I must admit that I forget about decoupage...thanks for th ereminder! Hmmm....I have some red toile wrapping paper....lol! I also love your utensil box. You did a great job with your re-dos!! Happy week!...Debbie

Room to Inspire said...

Good these do come in threes! They all look great. The box looks completely different - I love the paper!

Chelsea